Academic journal article International Review of Mission

Council of Christian Communities of African Approach in Europe

Academic journal article International Review of Mission

Council of Christian Communities of African Approach in Europe

Article excerpt

The background for the press release published below is to be found in the special issue of IRM dedicated to the African Christian Diaspora in Europe (IRM Vol. LXXXIX No. 354, July 2000), in particular pp. 281-304. (Ed.)

Press Release

We, a party of African and African Caribbean Christian Leaders in Europe have met under the auspices of the Council of Christian Communities of African Approach in Europe (Conseil des Communautes Chretiennes d'Expression Africaine en Europe).

We met previously in Leeds 1997, Cambridge September 1999, Belgium December 1999, and Berlin September 2000. Now present in Arzier, Switzerland, we have deliberated as an assembly from the 14-17 June 2001. We represent African Christian organizations in our respective countries of Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

We have decided:

To reconstitute ourselves to create an international organization that covers the whole of Europe. We were previously known as the Council of African Christian Communities in Europe/Conseil des Communautes Chretiennes Africaines en Europe. Now we are known as the Council of Christian Communities of African Approach in Europe/Conseil des Communautes Chretiennes d'Expression Africaine en Europe.

Our intentions are declared in a mission statement which is as follows:

To promote fellowship and the Christian gospel, and to serve African Christian Communities in the pursuit of human and socio-economic development, justice and peace. …

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